172.071 Toxicology for Chemists
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VO, 1.0h, 1.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to apply field-specific toxicological terminology, to analyse toxicological problems, to evaluate to a certain degree the hazards and risks associated with poisons, to communicate this knowledge to others, and to participate in well-founded discussions about these topics.

Subject of course

Introduction to toxicology. Description of the most important research methods and experimental models (human, animal, and in vitro studies). Qualitative and quantitative characterization of the effect of poisons (including dose-response relationship, NOAEL/LOAEL, extrapolation). Risk and hazard. Carcinogenesis and reproductive/developmental toxicology. Basics of toxikokinetics. Acute intoxication, its epidemiology, and the associated treatment options. Specific description of the most important intoxications.

(confirmed: 11.04.2021)

Teaching methods

Lectures with Powerpoint presentations. Possibility to ask questions and to discuss

Mode of examination


Additional information

The event will be held on-line, i.e. as 8 Webex meetings.

The participants are required to register officially and to report their e-mail addresses.

Invitations and access codes to the meetings will be sent to these e-mail addresses at an appropriate time point.

Scripts will be continuously provided on line.

(confirmed: 11.04.2021)



Course dates

Wed09:00 - 11:0011.05.2022 - 22.06.2022EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Toxicology for Chemists - Single appointments
Wed11.05.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Wed18.05.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Wed25.05.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Wed01.06.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Wed08.06.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Wed15.06.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie
Wed22.06.202209:00 - 11:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Toxikologie

Examination modalities

written exam under observation of the protection requirements against Corona

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
21.02.2022 16:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 266 Environmental Engineering 4. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
423 Subject: Chemistry


Scripts on this lecture will continuosly be provided. Additional information coming soon (updated 20.02.2016).

For continued reading:

Marquardt, Schäfer, Barth. Lehrbuch der Toxikologie, 4.Aufl. (2019)

Aktories, Förstermann, Hoffmann, Starke, Allgemeine und Spezielle Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, 12. Aufl. (2017)

Reichl, Taschenatlas Toxikologie, 3.Aufl. (2009)

Casarett and Doull, Toxicology. The Basic Science of Poisons, 9th edition (2019) (English)

Casarett and Doull, Essentials of Toxicology, 3rd edition (2015) (English)



Previous knowledge

None. Some basic knowledge of medicine and natural sciences might be helpful.

(confirmed: 11.04.2021)